John Silverman & 4th Dimension Productions invite you to a one-time only free screening event of their upcoming feature documentary film, The Anonymous People on Sunday, April 28th. The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.
Since its founding in 2003, the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) has gained a reputation as an important showcase that provides a platform for the exposure of up-and-coming and internationally-renowned filmmakers, thus contributing to a greater understanding of Bosnia and Herzegovina, its diverse culture and complex history. The 10th annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) will take place May 9-11.
The texts and images on the back of Tibetan art objects reveal clues to their meaning, function, and historical context. For the first time ever both sides of a select group of scroll paintings (thangkas), sculptures, and initiation cards will be explored in detail. Chosen for the beauty, exceptional content, and complexity of their backs, these works of art dating from the 13th to the 19th century will be on exhibit through August 12th
Donald Weber’s "Interrogations," on view through May 24th, sets out to uncover a hidden meaning behind the bloody 20th century, as displayed through a singular encounter with State power. From 2005-2012, Donald Weber traveled through Russia and the Ukraine, photographing and recording the physical and emotional geography of a devastated nation.
On Tuesday, April 23rd, Slate's Emily Yoffe, author of the long-running advice column, "Dear Prudence," discusses her most amazing and most controversial letters, as well as the lessons she’s learned from the letter writers. Slate chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg will interview Emily about recurrent dilemmas, the most difficult problems and how the letters reflect our times.
Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. On May 3rd see that his music is poetry in motion—using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience.
Fusing virtuosic object manipulation, sweeping cinematic storytelling, and a hypnotic score SeXcurity, opening on April 23rd, is a provocative investigation into the conundrum of identity. New York City screenwriter Daniel can't stand the sight of himself. He hasn't written in months, his boyfriend might return to Germany because of visa problems, and spending hours online researching bareback sex for his film is getting him nowhere. To help out with his boyfriend's visa fees Daniel takes a job with his family's Israeli security company in New Jersey, where he is forced to confront his father's stifling stories about Jewish survival.
The annual outdoor Earth Day events this April 22nd, are moving to Union Square this year! The events will include live performances, a green-vehicle runway and exhibition, and exhibits and displays by local and national environmental organizations and local businesses.
Funny and provocative, the married comedy couple of Epstein and Hassan reveal their personal yet surprisingly universal insights into race, relationships, sex, politics and more on Friday, May 3rd. It's a raunchy, but also heartwarming, comedy show with stylistic nods to the edgy likes of Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce and Woody Allen.
DCTV and the NYFVC are proud to host an evening of documentaries coming straight out of last fall's Hurricane Sandy on Thursday, May 2nd. Featuring live footage taken on the ground from those within the storm, this curation of cell-phone cinema as well as home videos and sound recordings will allow us as viewers to collectively reframe and process an event that greatly impacted and affected our beloved city, seeing how citizen-journalism and community-generated content can be some of the most engaging forms of storytelling.